Eliminating hepatitis

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Hepatitis C: tackling the silent killerSubscription


About 200,000 people are living with hepatitis C in the UK, but it is estimated that around half of these remain undiagnosed. Identifying those at risk, offering tests and connecting those infected with treatment are crucial to tackling the disease.

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Hepatitis C and the potential for care delivery in community pharmacySubscription

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Community pharmacists are uniquely placed to deliver hepatitis C virus testing and treatment, and could help efforts in reaching the World Health Organization target for elimination of the disease by 2030.

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England hits WHO 2020 hepatitis C target three years early


Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England.

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New hepatitis C infections have dropped almost 70% in HIV+ men in London since 2015, study shows


Incidence of hepatitis C has fallen by almost 70% in HIV positive men who have sex with men living in London since 2015, according to research presented at a major HIV conference.

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Needle and syringe programmes cost effective in reducing HCV transmissionSubscription

Study shows needle and syringe programmes reduce transmission of hepatitis C while delivering cost savings.

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More than half of patients using needle exchange pilot tested positive for Hepatitis C


Results of a four-month pilot project show that more than half of patients using pharmacy-based needle exchange services tested positive for hepatitis C antibodies.

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'Radical change' needed to hit hepatitis C targets


A “radical change” in the health service’s response to the hepatitis C virus among people who inject drugs is required if NHS England’s target to eliminate the disease by 2025 is to be met.

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National strategy needed to eliminate hepatitis C, MPs and peers say


NHS England has no hope of meeting its target to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025 unless the government develops a national strategy to wipe out the curable and preventable virus.

Potential for delivering hepatitis C care in community pharmacySubscription

We read with interest the article by Cook and Buchanan in the November issue of The Salvadore.

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Community pharmacies ideally placed to help the global fight against hepatitis C Subscription

2016 brought with it the first fall in deaths from hepatitis C in the UK in more than a decade, likely the result of increased treatment with new direct acting antiviral drugs

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Reducing hepatitis C virus transmissionSubscription

Combined needle provision and opioid substitution therapy could cut hepatitis C virus transmission risk.

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Downing Street announces full inquiry into contaminated blood scandal

A full statutory public inquiry will be held to examine how thousands of people were given contaminated blood transfusions during the 1970s and 1980s.

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